The October EAASV meeting will be on Saturday, October 15th, at 10 am in the HP Enterprise offices at 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304.
Speaker: Mike Balma
Topic: SunWork Renewable Energy Projects
SunWork's mission is to make renewable solar energy more affordable where it otherwise would have a relatively poor payback. Because the electric rates are tiered, people who use less electricity, pay lower rates which means they save less money for a given amount of solar PV installed. This is why SunWork focuses our efforts on people with relatively low electric bills. Electricity rates continue to rise and solar systems continue to come down in price making solar more attractive for everyone, so SunWork evaluates our criteria from time to time.*
• Electric and gas service users with average monthly electricity use of $100 or lower (averaged over the previous 12 months).
• All electric service users (no gas service) with average monthly electricity use of $140 or lower (averaged over the previous 12 months).
• All customers on PG&E's CARE rate for electricity. No usage limit.
• For customers with an Electric Vehicle (EV), we look at 12 months of electric bills prior to getting the EV to determine if the electric bills meets the $100 per month maximum. SunWork supports the use of EVs along with solar. We have this exception to avoid penalizing homeowners who would otherwise qualify without including the home electricity used to charge the EV.